Essex employment information

IndexEssexMassachusettsNational
Income per capita$45,005$36,441$28,555
Median household income$104,167$67,846$53,482
Median income owner occupied$115,069$91,408$68,142
Median income renter occupied$50,417$37,165$33,219
Median earnings male$62,955$44,611$36,116
Median earnings female$31,790$31,498$25,692
Unemployment rate4.1%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level3.6%11.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Essex is 58% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Essex is 95% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Essex is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Essex is 77% lower than the national average.

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Essex median earnings by income bracket

Essex employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry18.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector7.7%12.2%
Financial & insurance services3.4%2.1%
Wholesale & retail services10.9%11.8%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%3.7%
Education, health & social services12.5%44.8%
Other44.2%30.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Topsfield, MA2,983$125,773135%
Lynnfield, MA12,058$114,816115%
Boxford, MA2,228$109,180104%
Marblehead, MA20,163$100,70988%
Swampscott, MA13,912$96,49480%
Essex, MA1,733$104,16795%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Harvey, MI1,733$45,44115%
South Deerfield, MA1,733$47,94410%
Adamstown, PA1,733$63,48719%
Somers, CT1,733$90,43169%
Pittsfield, NH1,733$30,37843%
Essex, MA1,733$104,16795%
Source: The Essex, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.